Modifying Your Cloud Product’s Resources

IP Addresses

Adding extra IPs to your cloud is very simple. First we want to locate where we can do this by clicking on My Products > My Cloud by IX Account > IP Addresses. Here we will be able to add new IPs by selecting “Add IP Range” at the top right hand corner of the interface.

 

 

Adding an IP Range

To add an IP range, select the ‘Add IP Range’ button on the IP Addresses menu. Upon selection, the Add Additional IP Range interface is displayed. The interface displays the rate and setup fee for the IP range, the purchased IPs, and remaining number of IP addresses available for the Cloud by IX account. Adjust the slider to the desired IP range size and select the ‘Add’ option.

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Assign an IP Range

Newly created IPs and IP ranges will need to be assigned to your server. To assign an IP address, hover over the unassigned IP range in the IP Addresses list and select ‘Assign’, then designate the server. Upon confirmation the entire IP range is routed to the main IP of the server.

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Un-assign an IP Range

Un-assigning an IP range from a server is simple. Hover over the assigned IP range in the IP Addresses interface, and select ‘Unassign’. Upon selection and confirmation, the routing for the IP range is removed and the IP range can be returned, split, joined, or returned.

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Splitting an IP Range

With 16 or more IPs in a range, the option to split the range into two smaller ranges is available. To perform this action, hover over the unassigned IP range and select ‘split’. After splitting the IP range, the individual ranges can be assigned to different servers simultaneously. There are no additional setup fees associated with splitting or joining IP ranges. You will only be charged for what you use when the usage is calculated at the end of the day.

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Join IP Ranges

With multiple ranges of 8 or more IPs, it is possible to join two IP ranges into one larger range. To perform this action, hover over the unassigned IP range and select ‘Join’. Upon confirmation, the IP ranges specified will be joined into a single larger IP range.

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Return an IP Range

Returning an IP range removes any associated charges for the usage and access of the IP range on the Cloud by IX account. To return an IP range, hover over the unassigned IP range and select ‘Return’. Upon confirmation, the usage of the returned IP range will no longer be calculated for the account.

WARNING : Returning an IP range limits the ability to Add any IP range to the Cloud by IX account for 30 days.

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Storage

Storage is available in two areas. First, the root disk file storage is created with the individual server. Root disk sizes are automatically selected for Quick Bundles, but can be customized when creating custom servers. When creating a custom server, you will be provided with the option to select the root disk type and size. Please note, any disk space added to the root cannot be removed.

Next, we’ve got secondary storage volumes. These secondary storage volumes can be attached and detached from servers. If you’ve got a compatible operating system on two servers, the secondary storage volume can be used to easily transfer files from one server to another.

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Storage List

The storage list displays all the storage volumes on the Cloud by IX product. Each storage volume is displayed with the Status, Name, Disk Type, Storage Type, and Associated Server. Storage volumes that do not have an associated server are displayed with “N/A”. These storage volumes can be attached and detached from servers.

 Storage Status

Similar to servers, each storage volume has a status. The storage volumes, and their status, can be found on the storage list. Statuses are defined as follows:

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‘No Errors’ – Storage volume is assigned to the server and has no errors.

‘Allocated’ – Storage volume has been created, but is not assigned to a server.

‘Errors’ – Storage volume has experienced a system configuration error. Please contact our support team to resolve, or destroy and recreate the volume.

‘Destroyed’ – The volume has been destroyed. Volumes can be restored within 24 hours of destruction.

‘Processing’ – The storage volume is provisioning, updating file partition, or processing creation.

 

Storage Details

Storage volume details can be accessed by selecting a storage volume from the storage list. Upon selection, the storage details will load from the right.

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Storage Details Explained

‘ID’ – Apache Cloudstack ID number for the selected storage volume.

‘Disk Name’ – Name assigned to the selected storage volume.

‘Data Center Location’ – Physical location of the selected storage volume.

‘Stat’e – Status of the selected storage volume.

‘Disk Type’ – ROOT identifies the selected storage volume as a root disk for a server. DATA DISK identifies the selected storage volume as a secondary storage device that can be attached and detached from multiple servers.

‘Size’ – Size (in GB) of the selected storage volume.

‘Associated Server ID’ – Apache Cloudstack ID of the server associated with the selected storage volume.

‘Associated Server Name’ – Name of the server associated with the selected storage volume.

‘Associated Server State’ – Status of the server associated with the selected storage volume.

‘Device ID’ – Apache Cloudstack identification ID of the selected storage volume. N/A is used for Root Disk Storage Volumes.

‘Created’ – Creation date of the selected storage volume.

‘Domain’ – ROOT is displayed for all selected storage volumes.

‘Account’ – CloudIX account ID for the selected storage volume.

 

Add Secondary Storage Volume

Secondary Storage Volumes can be added by accessing the storage list. Select ‘Storage’ from the left sidebar menu of the Cloud by IX product, then select the ‘Add Storage’ option. Upon selection you’ll be presented with an input field for the Storage Volume Name, drop down selections for DataCenter Location and Disk Type, and a slider for the storage size. Upon confirmation, the secondary storage disk will be added to the Cloud by IX product. You can then, resize, attach, detach, download, and delete the storage volume.

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Resize Storage Volume

The size of storage volumes can be increased, but cannot be decreased. Upon selection of the Resize option on the storage details interface, you’ll be presented with the Resize Selected Storage Interface. When the storage size is adjusted and confirmed the selected storage volume will be resized to the specified size.

*Resizing a root disk storage volume will result in a system initiated server reboot.* Upon confirmation, this will adjust the storage volume size and root disk file system partition table.

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 Attaching Secondary Storage Volume

Secondary storage volumes can be attached and detached from servers. To attach a secondary data disk, select the Attach Disk option from the Storage Details Interface. Next, select the server to attach the disk and confirm. The storage volume will be attached to the selected server.

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Detach Secondary Storage Volume

Secondary storage volumes can be attached and detached from servers. To detach a secondary storage volume, select the Detach Disk option from the Storage Details interface. Upon selection and confirmation, the storage volume will be detached from the server.

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Change Storage Volume Name

The name of storage volumes can be changed at any time for both secondary and root storage volumes. Select the Change Storage Name option from the Storage Details interface. Confirm the change and the Storage Volume Name is changed.

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Download Secondary Storage Volume

Downloads are available for secondary storage volumes. The storage volume must be detached from the server to download. Select the Download Disk option from the Storage Details page. Upon selection, the Apache Cloudstack system will provide a link to download the entire storage volume.

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Delete / Remove Secondary Storage Volume

Removal of a secondary storage volume can be performed from the Storage Details interface. Select the Remove Disk option. The storage volume must be detached from the server to remove / delete the volume.

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 Change Service (CPU & RAM)

Changing the service of a server allows you to increase or decrease the amount of CPU resources and RAM assigned to the server. To change the service of a server, stop the server, and select the Change Service option.

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Upon selection of the Change Service option, you’ll be presented with a sliding selection for the computing power and memory resources for the server. Upon confirmation, the resources will be increased or decreased as specified.

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Reset Server Password

You can quickly reset the password for stopped servers. The password cannot be reset while the server is running. The Reset Password option is presented on the server details when the server is stopped.

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Upon selection, you’ll be presented with a confirmation message, and then the password will be displayed in a pop up when the password reset script for the server has completed.

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